Metroid Dread Comes to Life As Pixel Art by Star Renegades Artist
Metroid comes primed and ready as she gets ready for the Pixel art world!
It goes without saying that Metroid fans truly got their life when Dread, the sequel to Metroid Fusion, showed up at the Nintendo showcase at E3 this year.
Game director Yoshio Sakamoto, who has directed several games in the Metroid series, revealed that Dread took 15 years to come to fruition and from the look of the trailer as well as fans reactions, it has been worth every second. Metroid Dread will tell the story of Samus and the Metroids which began 35 years ago on the OG NES.
I’m sure we will hear plenty about Metroid Dread in the run-up to its release but in the meanwhile, check out this incredible pixelated art by the lead artist of Star Renegades.
Bryan Heemskerk, illustrator, concept artist and lead artist of the colourful rogue-lite strategy RPG, Star Renegades, has put together an amazing pixel art version of Metroid Dread. As you can see from the short clip, Samus Aran waits behind a wall while a robotic enemy bursts down the door looking for our good old bounty hunter before climbing on the ceiling and then exiting.
It’s such a brilliant piece of work for something that’s so short. One fan on Twitter commented on the video asking “This is fantastic. Was the Wolfenstein 3D angle intentional or happy little accident?” with Heemskerk replying that it was just an accident, although he wished he had additional time to push that angle more.
Metroid Dread will be coming to the Nintendo Switch on October 8, 2021